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NOW OPEN! 2024 Mitacs

NCKU and Mitacs team up to provide funding, connect expertise of researchers across the two countries, and bring together research collaboration opportunities between Taiwan and Canada.2024 Mitacs Globalink Research Award Thematic Call.



NOW OPEN! 2024 Mitacs Globalink Research Award Thematic Call

Deadline: by November 18, 2023, at 8 a.m. (Taipei Time)

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award (GRA) supports research collaborations between Canadian institutions and National Cheng Kung University.


Under the joint supervision of a home and host professor, successful senior undergraduate students, graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows will receive a $6,000 research award to conduct a 12- to 24-week research project in the other country.
Please note that

The themes include but are not limited to the list below. Please note that there is a great deal of scope under the open theme social and scientific innovation, all kind of projects can be submitted under that specific theme: 

1) Advanced computing (e.g., AI and Quantum technologies, Robotics, Cybersecurity)

2) Clean technologies (e.g., electric vehicles)

3) Health Innovations (e.g., biomanufacturing)

4) Open theme: Social and scientific innovation


Students and postdoctoral fellows

  • Must be registered as full-time senior undergraduates, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows at an eligible Canadian institution or eligible institution outside Canada and remain as such throughout their Globalink Research Award
  • Postdoctoral fellows may apply if their date of graduation from a PhD program is no more than five years prior to the proposed start date of the research project and they have postdoctoral status at an eligible institution.
  • Cannot undertake a research project at an institution where they have previously completed a degree 
    • Cannot undertake a research project in a country where they hold citizenship
      • Permanent residents or citizens of Canada who are enrolled in an eligible country other than Canada and who wish to do a project in Canada are eligible to apply. 
      • Applicants who hold citizenship of Canada and another eligible country may apply to do a project in either country 
  • Must be the legal age of majority in Canada (18 years of age or older)
  • Must meet travel requirements for their intended destination, including visa and/or immigration requirements and associated documentation 
  • Cannot hold more than one Globalink Research Award per academic lifetime 
  • Cannot have previously held a Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program award

Supervising professors

  • Must hold a faculty position at an eligible institution
  • Must be eligible to supervise graduate students
  • Supervisors at Canadian institutions: Must be eligible to hold Tri-Agency funding
  • Supervisors outside of Canadian institutions: Must be affiliated to an eligible partner


More details please visit the Mitacs website


Professors can submit projects by November 18, 2023, at 8 a.m. (Taipei Time)

Click to download Globalink Research Award (GRA) Program Guide

Ms. Chai
Innovation Headquarters, NCKU
Tel: 06-2360524 #223